Fatou Sosseh

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BACKGROUND Maternal micronutrient deficiencies are commonly associated with clinical indicators of placental dysfunction. OBJECTIVE We tested the hypothesis that periconceptional multiple-micronutrient supplementation (MMS) affects placental function. DESIGN We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of MMS in 17- to 45-y-old(More)
Background: Maternal nutritional status is a key determinant of small for gestational age (SGA), but some knowledge gaps remain, particularly regarding the role of the energy balance entering pregnancy.Objective: We investigated how preconceptional and gestational weight trajectories (summarized by individual-level traits) are associated with SGA risk in(More)
Prenatal supplementation with protein-energy (PE) and/or multiple-micronutrients (MMNs) may improve fetal growth, but trials of lipid-based nutritional supplements (LNSs) have reported inconsistent results. We conducted a post-hoc analysis of non-primary outcomes in a trial in Gambia, with the aim to test the associations of LNS with fetal growth and(More)
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